CONCORD, N.C. – official release — HHP/Gregg Ellman photo — In an effort to gain valuable track time in his first visit to Watkins Glen Int’l, Roush Fenway Racing’s Ryan Reed will pull double duty competing in both the K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
The driver of the No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang will also pilot the No. 99 Ford Fusion for Bill McAnally Racing in the K&N Pro Series East. This is the same team that Roush Fenway teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced for in the K&N Pro Series West at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway earlier this season.
“With this being my first trip to Watkins Glen, I’m thankful for the opportunity to get some extra seat time,” said Reed. “I think both Drive to Stop Diabetes Fords will be fast this weekend. We ran really well at the first road course race this season, and I’m hopeful that will translate to this weekend.”
Friday will be a busy day for the NNS rookie of the year competitor, as Reed will hit the track for two NNS and K&N practice sessions, as well as K&N qualifying, before that evening’s race. Reed will take the green flag in his No. 99 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Fusion on Aug. 8 at 6:15 p.m. ET.